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$23.05 per $1,000
Platteville property tax bills up $22.76 for $150,000 home occupied by its owner
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With the passage of City of Platteville, Platteville School District, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College District and Grant County budgets, City of Platteville homeowners should have received their property tax bills this week.

Tax bills — 3,108 real estate bills and 399 personal property tax bills — were mailed out Friday. Tax bills are due in full or in half by Jan. 31, If a half-payment is made by Jan. 31, the remaining half is due by July 31.

The overall assessed tax rate on the tax bills for city residents increased from $22.78 to $23.05 per $1,000 of assessed value. The equalized (full value) tax rate increased from $23.24 to $23.66 per $1,000 of equalized value.

A house assessed at $150,000 this year would have a net tax bill increase of $41.20. With the First Dollar Credit and the Lottery Credit applied, the net increase in the tax bill would be $22.76.

Tax amounts levied for each taxing jurisdictions varied in comparison to last year.  The Platteville School District levy is $5,604,961.75, up 0.92 percent. The Grant County tax levy is $1,961,069.93, up 3.81 percent. The State of Wisconsin tax levy is $94,166.46, up 0.62 percent. The City of Platteville tax levy is $3,745,170, up 2.4 percent. The Southwest Wisconsin Technical College tax levy is $1,068,026.42, up 1.47 percent.

Deductions levied on the tax bills include the State School Levy Tax Credit of $878,526.25, up 0.58 percent.

A deduction for each property is The First Dollar Credit in the amount of $72.67, compared to $74.35 last year. Another deduction, available for homeowners using a home as their primary residence, is the Lottery Credit, which increased to $123.76 compared with $103.64 last year. Only the owner of a home using the home as their primary residence on Jan. 1 is eligible for the lottery credit.

Property tax bills include a garbage fee for residential properties of $60 for single-family homes and $120 for duplexes.

Real estate taxes may be paid using the installment method with the first half due a the city treasurer’s office by Jan. 31, and the second half due at the Grant County treasurer’s office by July 31. Special Assessments or Charges and most Personal Property Taxes are due in full on Jan. 31.

Checks should be made payable to the City of Platteville and may be mailed to City of Platteville, ATTN: Treasurer’s Office, P.O. Box 780, Platteville, WI 53818-0780, or may be placed in the drop box in front of the Municipal Building. Taxes may also be paid in the Treasurer’s Office at the Municipal Building. An option to pay online (plus a fee) is also available on the city website,

Hours for collection are Monday through Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Jan. 31. The Municipal Building will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 at noon, and will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.